William Smith Family, Massachusetts

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  • ID: I0917
  • Name: John HEALD
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: in England
  • Death: 1662 in Concord, Mass.
  • Note: Is the pioneer of the Heald family of Worcester, mass. He was born in England, the date unknown. He embarked at Berwick, England and came to America with his wife and son in the ship "Elizabeth and Ann" about 1638. His wife's name was Dorothy, the record of this marriage appearing in Aderly, Cheshire, England Parish registry of 31 Dec., 1636. After the birth of their son, John Heald. Jr., on 26 March 1637, the name disappears from the parish registry, which would indicate the time they sailed for this country. John Heald settled in Concord, Mass sometime after 1638, being first mentioned there when he was admitted a freeman in 1641. He received his first land grant of seven acres sbout 1654, later acquiring a larger land grant of one hundred acres. He was a wll-to-do-farmer in Concord and died there 24 May, 1662. His widow, Dorothy must have removed to Dedham, Mass. after his decease, for the records of that town show she died there 29 Oct., 1694. John and Dorothey Heald had nine children, the eldest named John Jr.

    Marriage 1 Dorothy UNKNOWN
    • Married: 31 DEC 1636 in Adderly, Cheshire, England
    1. Has Children John HEALD b: 26 MAR 1637 in England
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